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8 Bells... Martin O'Meara

Published on 1/21/2020

It is with sadness we share the news of Fleet 85 member and former Lightning Class President, Martin J. O’Meara Jr. who passed recently at age 90.  He was President back in 1963 and had a storied history with Ted Turner. He was instrumental in buying the 12 meter Courageous for Turner’s syndicate for the 1977 Cup defense. 

See obituary below:


Below: photo from awards presentation from a Niantic Bay Yacht Club Governor’s Cup Regatta, about 1960.  From left to right:  O’Meara, Turner, Bill Healy (Sr.), and Bill Graulty, Commodore, NBYC. 


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